Iulian I. Iordachita CV

Office Address:

Johns Hopkins University
Whiting Scholl of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics
125 Hackerman Hall
3400 North Charles St.
Baltimore MD 21218-2682

Tel: 410-516-3839
Fax: 410-516-4410
Web: https://amiro.lcsr.jhu.edu/IulianIordachita
E-mail: mailto:iordachita@jhu.edu

Curriculum Vitae – full in PDF

Education

Doctor Engineer Diploma (equivalent to Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Craiova, Romania,11/1996

Dissertation:Contributions to the study of biologically-inspired mechanisms for dragging locomotion.

Diploma of Advanced Studies (equivalent to MS)in Industrial Robots, University of Craiova, Romania, 06/1989

Thesis: Mechanical Hands for Industrial Robots

Mechanical Engineer Diploma (equivalent to BS & MS), Specialization – Technology of Mechanical Engineering, University of Craiova, Romania, 06/1984

Thesis: Industrial Robot actuated with Pneumatic Motors

Post-doctoral Training

03/00-08/00:Post-Doctoral Fellow in Medical Robotics, Brady Urological Institute, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA;

Professional Experience

07/19 – present: Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA – research activity

07/14 – 06/19: Associate Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA – research activity

11/09 – 06/14: Assistant Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA – research activity

07/07 – 10/09: Assoc Research Scientist, Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA – research activity

04/04 – 06/07: Research Engineer, Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA – research activity

10/03-03/04: Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Craiova, Romania – teaching and research activity

10/02-09/03: Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN – research activity

10/98-09/02: Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Craiova, Romania – teaching and research activity

10/93-09/98: Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Craiova, Romania – teaching and research activity

09/90-09/93: Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Craiova, Romania – teaching and research activity

10/86-08/90: Research-Design Engineer, Research and Technology Institute for Electric Motors, Transformers and Electric Apparatus, Craiova, Romania – design and research activity

09/84-09/86: Mechanical Engineer, S.C. “Electroputere” SA, Craiova, Romania, Tools Factory – manufacturing process design activity

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Teaching Experience

09.2018 – 12.2018: JHU, WSE, Mechanical Engineering Department: – EN.530.403, Engineering Design Project I (part time)

02.2018 – 05.2018: JHU, WSE, Mechanical Engineering Department: – EN.530.404, Engineering Design Project II (part time)

09.2017 – 12.2017: JHU, WSE, Mechanical Engineering Department: – EN.530.403, Engineering Design Project I (part time)

02.2017 – 05.2017: JHU, WSE, Mechanical Engineering Department: – EN.530.404, Engineering Design Project II (part time)

09.2016 – 12.2016: JHU, WSE, Mechanical Engineering Department: – EN.530.403, Engineering Design Project I (part time)

02.2016 – 05.2016: JHU, WSE, Mechanical Engineering Department: – EN.530.404, Engineering Design Project II (part time)

09.2015 – 12.2015: JHU, WSE, Mechanical Engineering Department: – EN.530.403, Engineering Design Project I (part time)

02.2015 – 05.2015: JHU, WSE, Mechanical Engineering Department: – EN.530.404, Engineering Design Project II (part time)

10/98-03/04: Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Craiova, Romania:

  • Industrial Robots – Course, Laboratory experiments;
  • Mechanical Structures for Robots and Manipulators – Course, Laboratory experiments, Project, Seminar;
  • Machine Components Design – Course, Laboratory experiments, Project;
  • Special Mechanisms and Mechanical Transmissions for Robots – Course, Laboratory experiments, Project, Seminar;
  • Machine Design Optimization – Course, Project, Seminar (2002-2004, new course).

10/93-09/98: Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Craiova, Romania:

  • Industrial Robots – Course, Laboratory experiments (new course);
  • Mechanical Structures for Robots and Manipulators – Course, Laboratory experiments, Project, Seminar (new course);
  • Machine Components Design – Course, Laboratory experiments, Project;
  • Mechanisms and Machines Theory – Course, Laboratory experiments, Project, Seminar;

09/90-09/93: Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Craiova, Romania:

  • Machine Components Design – Laboratory experiments, Project, Seminar;
  • Mechanisms and Machines Theory – Laboratory experiments, Project, Seminar;

Research Interests

  • Robotics / Medical Robotics / Surgical Robotics
  • Medical Instrumentation / Smart Surgical Tools
  • Image-Guided Surgery / Computer Assisted Surgery
  • Mechanisms and Mechanical Transmissions for Robots

Publications

Books and Textbooks

  1. Popescu, I., Iordachita, I., Dumitru, N., Rinderu, P. Biological Mechanisms, SITECH Publishing House, Craiova, Romania, ISBN 973-97524-9-1, 1997, (in Romanian).
  2. Iordachita, I. Special Mechanisms and Mechanical Transmissions for Industrial Robots, University of Craiova, Publishing House, 1997, (in Romanian).
  3. Iordachita, I. Industrial Robots, University of Craiova, Publishing House, 1997, (in Romanian);
  4. Catrina, G., Dumitru, N., Ilie, E., Iordachita, I., Margine, A., Rosca, D. Machine Parts. Practical Applications Guide, University of Craiova, Publishing House, 1994, (in Romanian);

Books Chapters

  1. Tosi, D., Poeggel, S., Iordachita, I., and Schena, E., “Fiber Optic Sensors for Biomedical Applications.” In Opto-Mechanical Fiber Optic Sensors, pp. 301-333. 2018
  2. Vander Poorten, E., Riviere, C.N., Abbott, J.J., Bergeles, C., Nasseri, A., Kang, J.U., Sznitman, R., Faridpooya, K. and Iordachita, I., Robotic Retinal Surgery. 2019

Journal Papers (selection)

  1. Alambeigi, F., Bakhtiarinejad, M., Sefati, S., Hegeman, R., Iordachita, I., Khanuja, H. and Armand, M., 2019. On the Use of a Continuum Manipulator and a Bendable Medical Screw for Minimally-Invasive Interventions in Orthopedic Surgery. IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics. Online January 28th, 2019,
  2. Moreira, P., Patel, N., Wartenberg, M., Li, G., Tuncali, K., Heffter, T., Burdette, E.C., Iordachita, I., Fischer, G.S., Hata, N. and Tempany, C.M., “Evaluation of robot-assisted MRI-guided prostate biopsy: needle path analysis during clinical trials.” Physics in medicine and biology. vol. 63, no. 20, p.20NT02 (9p), Oct. 2018.
  3. Monfaredi, R., Iordachita, I., Wilson, E., Sze, R., Sharma, K., Krieger, A., Fricke, S. and Cleary, K., “Development of a shoulder-mounted robot for MRI-guided needle placement: phantom study.” International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, vol. 13, no.11, pp.1829-1841. Nov. 2018.
  4. Tsumura, R., Kim, J.S., Iwata, H., Iordachita, I.I., “Preoperative Needle Insertion Path Planning for Minimizing Deflection in Multi-layered Tissues.” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. vol. 3, no. 3, pp.2129-2136, Jul. 2018,
  5. Gonenc, B., Chamani, A., Handa, J., Gehlbach, P., Taylor, R.H. and Iordachita, I., “3-DOF Force-Sensing Motorized Micro-Forceps for Robot-Assisted Vitreoretinal Surgery.” IEEE Sensors Journal. vol. 17, no. 11, pp. 3526-3541, Jun. 2017
  6. Gonenc, B., Chae, J., Gehlbach, P., Taylor, R.H., and Iordachita, I., “Towards Robot-Assisted Retinal Vein Cannulation: A Motorized Force-Sensing Microneedle Integrated with a Handheld Micromanipulator.” Sensors. vol. 17, no.10. p. 2195 (25 pg.) Sep. 2017
  7. Su, H., Iordachita, I., Tokuda, J., Hata, N., Liu, X., Seifabadi, R., Xu, S., Wood, B., Fischer, G., “Fiber Optic Force Sensors for MRI-Guided Interventions and Rehabilitation: A Review.” IEEE Sensors Journal. vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 1952-1963, Apr. 2017.
  8. Channa, R., Iordachita, I., Handa, J.T., “Robotic Vitreoretinal Surgery.” RETINA. vol. 37, no. 7, pp.1220-1228, Jul. 2017.
  9. Gao, A., Murphy, R., Liu, H., Iordachita, I. and Armand, M., “Mechanical Model of Dexterous Continuum Manipulators with Compliant Joints and Tendon/External Force Interactions.” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 465-475, Feb. 2017.
  10. Li, M., Li, G., Gonenc, B., Duan, X. and Iordachita, I., “Towards human‐controlled, real‐time shape sensing based flexible needle steering for MRI‐guided percutaneous therapies.” The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery. vol. 13, no. 2, e1762, (14 pg.) Jun. 2017.
  11. Eslami, S., Shang, W., Li, G., Patel, N., Fischer, G.S., Tokuda, J., Hata, N., Tempany, C.M., Iordachita, I., “In-Bore Prostate Transperineal Interventions with an MRI-guided Parallel Manipulator: System Development and Preliminary Evaluation.” Int. J. Med. Robotics and Comput. Assist. Surg, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 199-213, Jun. 2016.
  12. Liu, H., Farvardin, A., Grupp, R., Murphy, R., Taylor, R.H., Iordachita, I., Armand, M., “Shape tracking of a dexterous continuum manipulator utilizing two large deflection shape sensors,” IEEE Sensor Journal, vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 5494-5503, Oct.2015.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers (selection)

  1. He, C., Roizenblatt, M., Patel, N., Ebrahimi, A., Yang, Y., Gehlbach, P., and Iordachita, I., “Towards Bimanual Robot-Assisted Retinal Surgery: Tool-to-Sclera Force Evaluation” In SENSORS, 2018 IEEE, (pp. 1701-1704). Oct. 2018
  2. Sefati, S., Murphy, R., Alambeigi, F., Pozin, M., Iordachita, I., Taylor, R.H., and Armand, M., “FBG-Based Control of a Continuum Manipulator Interacting with Obstacles.” In Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Madrid, Spain, pp. 6477- 6483, Oct. 2018.
  3. Patel, N. A., Yan, J., Levi, D., Monfaredi, R., Cleary, K., & Iordachita, I., “Body-Mounted Robot for Image-Guided Percutaneous Interventions: Mechanical Design and Preliminary Accuracy Evaluation.” In Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Madrid, Spain, pp. 1443-1448, Oct. 2018.
  4. He, C., Ebrahimi, A., Roizenblatt, M., Patel, N., Yang, Y., Gehlbach, P., and Iordachita, I., “User Behavior Evaluation in Robot-Assisted Retinal Surgery,” in Proc 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Nanjing, China, pp. 174-179, Aug. 2018
  5. Ebrahimi, A., He, C., Roizenblatt, M., Patel, N., Sefati, S., Gehlbach, P., and Iordachita, I., “Real-Time Sclera Force Feedback for Enabling Safe Robot Assisted Vitreoretinal Surgery,” in Proc 40th Annu. Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Honolulu, HI, USA, pp. 3650-3655, Jul. 2018.
  6. Gonenc, B., Patel, N., and Iordachita, I., “Evaluation of a Force-Sensing Handheld Robot for Assisted Retinal Vein Cannulation,” in Proc 40th Annu. Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Honolulu, HI, USA, pp. 3664-3668, Jul. 2018.
  7. Kim, J.S., Guo, J., Chatrasingh, M., Kim, S., and Iordachita, I., “Shape Determination During Needle Insertion with Curvature Measurements” In Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, Canada, pp. 201-208, Sep. 2017.
  8. Kim, J.S., Levi, D., Monfaredi, R., Cleary, K., and Iordachita, I., “A New 4-DOF Parallel Robot for MRI-Guided Percutaneous Interventions: Kinematic Analysis,” in Proc 39th Annu. Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Jeju Island, Korea, pp. 4251-4255, Jul. 2017.
  9. Song, J., Gonenc, B., Guo, J., and Iordachita, I., “Intraocular Snake Integrated with the Steady-Hand Eye Robot for Assisted Retinal Microsurgery,” 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Singapore, May 2017, pp. 6724-6729
  10. Gonenc, B., Tran, N., Gehlbach, P., Taylor, R.H., and Iordachita, I., “Robot-Assisted Retinal Vein Cannulation with Force-Based Puncture Detection: Micron vs. the Steady-Hand Eye Robot,” in Proc 38th Annu. Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Orlando, FL. pp. 5107-5111, Aug. 2016.
  11. Gao, A., Gonenc, B., Guo, J., Liu, H., Gehlbach, P., Iordachita, I., “3-DOF Force-Sensing Micro-Forceps for Robot-Assisted Membrane Peeling: Intrinsic Actuation Force Modeling.” Proc. IEEE RAS & EMBS Int. Conf. Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), UTown, Singapore, pp. 489-494, Jun. 2016.
  12. Gonenc, B., Gehlbach, P., Taylor, R. H., & Iordachita, I., “Effects of micro-vibratory modulation during robot-assisted membrane peeling.” Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg, Germany, pp. 3811-3816, Sep. 2015
  13. Gonenc, B., Tran, N., Riviere, C.N., Gehlbach, P., Taylor, R.H., and Iordachita, I., “Force-Based Puncture Detection and Active Position Holding for Assisted Retinal Vein Cannulation,” in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI’15), San Diego, USA, pp. 322-327, Sep. 2015 (Best Paper Award).
  14. Horise, Y., He, X., Gehlbach, P., Taylor, R.H., Iordachita, I., “FBG-Based Sensorized Light Pipe for Robotic Intraocular Illumination Facilitates Bimanual Retinal Microsurgery,” Proc. 37th Annu. Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Milano, Italy, pp. 13-16, Aug. 2015.
  15. Li, M., He, X., Eslami, S., Wang, K.K., Zhang, B., Wong, J.W., Iordachita, I., “A Dual-use Imaging System for Pre-clinical Small Animal Radiation Research,” Proc. 37th Annu. Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Milano, Italy, pp. 6904-6907, Aug. 2015.
  16. He, X., van Geirt, V., Gehlbach, P., Taylor, R.H., Iordachita, I., “IRIS: Integrated Robotic Intraocular Snake,” Proc. 2015 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, USA, pp. 1764-1769, May. 2015.
  17. Gonenc, B., Gehlbach, P., Handa, J., Taylor, R.H., Iordachita, I., “Force-Sensing Microneedle for Assisted Retinal Vein Cannulation,” Proc. IEEE Sensor 2014, Valencia, Spain, pp. 698- 701, Nov. 2014. (Best Student Paper Award)
  18. Gonenc, B., Feldman, E., Gehlbach, P., Handa, J., Taylor, R.H., Iordachita, I., “Towards Robot-Assisted Vitreoretinal Surgery: Force-Sensing Micro-Forceps Integrated with a Handheld Micromanipulator,” 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Hong Kong, China, pp. 1399-1404, Jun. 2014.
  19. He, X., Balicki, M., Gehlbach, P., Handa, J., Taylor, R.H., Iordachita, I., “A Multi-Function Force Sensing Instrument for Variable Admittance Robotic Control in Retinal Microsurgery,” 2014 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Hong Kong, China, pp. 1411-1418, Jun. 2014.
  20. He, X., Gehlbach, P., Handa, J., Taylor, R.H., Iordachita, I., “Toward Robotically Assisted Membrane Peeling with 3-DOF Distal Force Sensing in Retinal Microsurgery,” Proc. 36th Annu. Int. Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Chicago, USA, pp. 6859-6863, Aug. 2014.

Conference Abstracts (selection)

  1. Deng, Z., Xu, X., Kim, F., Belcaid, Z., Garton-Muvdi, T., Luksik, A., Maxwell, R., Iordachita, I., Yu, J., Lim, M. and Wong, J., “Bioluminescence Tomography-Guided Radiation Therapy for Glioblastoma In Vivo.” In MEDICAL PHYSICS (Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. E148-E148), Jun. 2018
  2. Roizenblatt, M., Ebrahimi, A., He, C., Patel, N., Iordachita, I. and Gehlbach, P.L., “Quantitative Evaluation of Tool-to-Sclera Forces, in a Model of Retinal Microsurgery.” Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 59(9), pp.5926-5926, Jul. 2018.
  3. Xu, X., Deng, Z., Iordachita, I., Wong, J. and Wang, K., “A Novel Multi-Projection Bioluminescence Tomography for Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP)”. In MEDICAL PHYSICS (Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. E393-E393, Jun. 2018.
  4. Zhang, B., Yu, J., Iordachita, I., Reyes, J., Liu, Z., Brock, M., Patterson, M., Wong, J. and Wang, K., “WE-FG-BRA-06: Systematic Study of Target Localization for Bioluminescence Tomography Guided Radiation Therapy for Preclinical Research.” Medical Physics, 43(6), pp.3824-3824, 2016.
  5. Su, L., Ng, S.K., Zhang, Y., Ji, T., Iordachita, I., Herman, J., Wong, J., Sen, H.T., Kazanzides, P., Bell, M.A.L. and Ding, K., “MO-FG-CAMPUS-JeP3-04: Feasibility Study of Real-Time Ultrasound Monitoring for Abdominal Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.” Medical Physics, 43(6), pp.3727-3727, 2016.
  6. Zhang, B., Wang, K., Iordachita, I., Reyes, J., Tran, P., Patterson, M., & Wong, J., “Evaluation of on-and offline bioluminescence tomography system for focal irradiation guidance.” Radiotherapy and Oncology, 115, S575-S576. 2015

Patents and Inventions

  1. Reza Monfaredi, Iulian Iordachita, Reza Seifabadi, “MRI-compatible Force/Torque Sensor with Fiber Bragg Gratings,” Disclosure 12338, US Patent application 13/939,041, Filed 10 Jul. 2013.
  2. John Wai-Chiu Wong, Iulian Iordachita, Michael Paterson, “A method and Apparatus for Real-time Mechanical and Dosimetric Quality Assurance Measurements in Radiation Therapy,” PCT/US2013/029775 filed on 03/08/2013, Issued 09/12/2013, Int. publication WO 2013/134597.
  3. Emad Boctor, Iulian Iordachita, Xiaoyu Guo, “Robot Assisted Ultrasound System,” HU Disclosure 12963, US Provisional Patent application 61/981069, Filed 17 April 2014.
  4. Xingchi He, Iulian Iordachita, Marcin Balicki, Russell Taylor, “Multi-Function Force-Sensing Surgical Instrument and Method of Use for Robotic Surgical System”, JHU Disclosure 12726, US Patent application 14/292,361, Filed 30 May 2014.
  5. Berk Gonenc, Iulian Iordachita, Russell Taylor, Cameron Riviere, “Force-Sensing Motorized Micro-Forceps and Method of Use in Microsurgery”, JHU Disclosure 13009, US Patent application 62/030,465, Filed 29 July 2014.
  6. Taylor, R.H., Niparko, J., Iordachita, I., Chien, W., “Method and Apparatus for Cochlear Implant Surgery,” US20130296884 A1, Nov. 2013.
  7. Taylor, R.H., Handa, J., Balicki, M., Iordachita, I., Uneri, A., Gehlbach, P., “Method for Presenting Force Sensor Information Using Cooperative Robot Control and Audio Feedback,” Provisional Patent 61/370,029, Filed 8/02/2010, Issued 8/2/10. In Prosecution as PCT; Int Publication WO 2012/018821A2, published 8/02/2012.
  8. Taylor, R.H., Handa, J., Balicki, M., Iordachita, I., Uneri, A., Gehlbach, P., “Micro-force Guided Cooperative Control for Surgical Manipulation of Delicate Tissue,” Provisional Patent 61/370,032, Filed 8/02/2010, Issued 8/2/10. Prosecution as PCT/US2011/046278 filed on 8/02/2011; Int. publication WO2012/018823A2, published February 9, 2012.
  9. Taylor, R.H., Iordachita, I., Kang, J.U., “Interferometric Force Sensor for Microsurgical Instruments,” Provisional US Provisional Patent 61/365,995, Filed 7/20/2010, Issued 7/20/2010. In Prosecution as PCT/US2011/044724 on July 20, 2011. Published as WO 2012/012540.
  10. Whitcomb, L.L., Krieger, A., Susil, R.C., Fichtinger, G., Atalar, E., Iordachita, I.I., “Apparatus for Insertion of a Medical Device within a Body During a Medical Imaging Process and Devices and Methods Related Thereto,” US8521257 B2, Granted, Aug. 27 2013.
  11. Stoianovici, D., Fichtinger, G., Wiard, R.M., Iordachita, I.I., Whitcomb, L.L., Taylor, R.H., “Controllable motorized device for percutaneous needle placement in soft tissue target and methods and systems related thereto,” US 7,494,494 B2, Granted, Feb. 24, 2009.

Research projects (selection)

  1. MRI Compatible Robot for Improved Pain Injections in Adults and Children. R01 EB025179-01 (Cleary), CNMC, Grantor NIM, 2018-2022, PI (of JHU sub-contract)
    Enabling Technology for safe Robot-assisted Surgical Micromanipulation. 1R01 EB023943-01 (Iordachita), JHU, Grantor NIH, 2017-2020, PI
  2. MRI Compatible body-mounted robot to streamline pediatric shoulder arthrography. 1R01 EB020003-01 (Cleary), CNMC, Grantor NIH, 2016-2020, PI (of JHU sub-contract)
  3. An Active Handheld Micromanipulator. 2R01 EB000526-07 (Riviere), CMU, Grantor NIH, 2015-2018, PI (of JHU sub-contract)
  4. Enabling technology for MRI-guided prostate interventions, 2R01CA111288-06 (Tempany), BWH, Grantor NIH, 2011-2016, PI (of JHU sub-contract)
  5. An integrated x-ray/optical tomography system for preclinical radiation research. R01 CA158100-01 (Wong), Johns Hopkins University, Grantor NIH, 2011-2014, Co-PI
  6. Integrated 3D X-Ray/ultrasound guided radiation therapy of soft tissue targets. R01CA161613-01 (Wong), Johns Hopkins University, Grantor NIH, 2011-2014, Co-I